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miss_prg

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What is the song Mirrors and Smoke (Good Monsters) actually about?  I'm curious as to the meaning behind the lyrics and can't quite make them out myself!


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I know you're not asking me since we are in this forum... but until someone in the band gets to post... I figured I would share my take... which is that Mirrors and Smoke is about the power love has on us... the struggle and mess of unrequited love or impossible love... a story of someone who can not act on the love s/he has for someone because of the vows they've taken or because it wouldn't be living according to God's word.

"My heart keeps me broke" -brings to mind being broken by God, with your heart changed and now his ways are your ways...

The song expresses the conflict of living in God's will - even when it hurts and can't be understood...loving someone even when you couldn't bear to live your life in that love... the recognition...maybe resignation... that love can exist and draw people to it... even in the face of our beliefs, even when we resist acting on it.




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I know you're not asking me since we are in this forum... but until someone in the band gets to post... I figured I would share my take... which is that Mirrors and Smoke is about the power love has on us... the struggle and mess of unrequited love or impossible love... a story of someone who can not act on the love s/he has for someone because of the vows they've taken or because it wouldn't be living according to God's word.

"My heart keeps me broke" -brings to mind being broken by God, with your heart changed and now his ways are your ways...

The song expresses the conflict of living in God's will - even when it hurts and can't be understood...loving someone even when you couldn't bear to live your life in that love... the recognition...maybe resignation... that love can exist and draw people to it... even in the face of our beliefs, even when we resist acting on it.




Oh I so needed to hear this! I"m struggling with something or should I say someone...and this just confirms that I've made the right decision. I know that your post is a message from God, straight to me! Ha!
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Well, don't ya love when God works like that?




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Yah, its too funny when God puts something on your heart...like a scripture or something and then the next message at church is on that particular scripture. Truly a divine appointment with God! LOL
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Listened to this song over and over trying to figure out what it could be about...

I think it's about a sinner's empty excuses for not pursuing God.

For this sinner it boils down to "rivers flow into the oceans and oceans never fill". Using a classic biblical picture of futility (Ecc. 1:7), the sinner is basically saying it's futile to try to satisfy God so why bother? The Divine response comes later, when Leigh Nash says yes, "rivers never fill the oceans BUT oceans always feel the waters reaching deep inside them." In other words, don't think that just because your love could never fill God that He doesn't feel it in a real way.

In the end, the sinner's excuses are all "mirrors and smoke". Wikipedia explains this figure of speech: "Smoke and mirrors is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description." In other words, all these excuses are baloney. The truth is, what the sinner 'says' he wants doesn't bear out in his actions: "I 'want' to kiss your lips, but I know I never will . . . I 'want' to let you know me but I know I never will . . . I 'want' to lay my life down but [God says] I know you never will." In the end the sinner's "love" is nothing more than "mirrors and smoke," and he finally has to confess, "my heart, it keeps me broke." In other words, it is actually his lack of love that keeps him from relationship with God, despite all his claims to the contrary.
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